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Atomic Maverick 95 Ti Review

This ski prefers a strong and athletic pilot to get the most maneuverability and reward out of it
atomic maverick 95 ti all mountain skis review
Credit: Atomic
Price:  $700 List
Manufacturer:   Atomic
By Bobby Garrett ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Oct 21, 2022
78
OVERALL
SCORE


RANKED
#3 of 10
  • Stability at Speed - 20% 8.0
  • Carving Ability - 20% 7.0
  • Powder Performance - 20% 8.0
  • Crud Performance - 20% 8.0
  • Terrain Playfulness - 20% 8.0
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Our Verdict

We were delighted every time we clicked into the Atomic Maverick 95 Ti. With a burly 19.3-meter listed turning radius, we found this ski to be agile and more exciting than that number suggests. Atomic incorporates poplar wood, lightweight fiberglass, and titanium layers in a ski that we feel is accessible to a wide range of skier abilities. The Maverick 95 Ti is best skied with energy and athleticism and is a strong contender in the Terrain Playfulness metric. We noticed a smaller "sweet spot" and some chatter, especially when skiing fast. The Maverick 95 Ti is still very rewarding when you get it right and keep moving forward. Atomic's HRZN tech and Rocker/Camber profile positively add to this ski's nimbleness even in changing all-mountain conditions.
REASONS TO BUY
Agile
Feels light
Rewards strong skiers
REASONS TO AVOID
Some chatter
Demanding for intermediate skiers

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Pros Agile, feels light, rewards strong skiersStable, confidence inspiring, magnetic ride qualityStiff, explosive, carving machinePowerful float, stable at speed, can arc or smear turnsPlayful, responsive, versatile
Cons Some chatter, demanding for intermediate skiersDamp, heavyHeavySome vibration, sometimes feels softVibrates at high speeds, overly soft tip
Bottom Line This ski prefers a strong and athletic pilot to get the most maneuverability and reward out of itWith these on your feet, you'll be ready for anything the mountain has coming at youA combination of raw explosive power and stability puts this ski well ahead of the competition for carving and is ideal for even the firmest snow daysThe unique rocker/camber profile and wider 102-millimeter waist width promote versatile performance wherever your powder stash may bePlayful and adventurous, this ski is also manageable and forgiving. It encouraged us to explore the changing terrain over the whole mountain
Rating Categories Atomic Maverick 95 Ti Volkl M6 Mantra Nordica Enforcer 94 Blizzard Rustler 10 Faction Dictator 2.0
Stability at Speed (20%)
8.0
9.0
9.0
6.0
6.0
Carving Ability (20%)
7.0
9.0
10.0
5.0
7.0
Powder Performance (20%)
8.0
8.0
5.0
10.0
7.0
Crud Performance (20%)
8.0
9.0
9.0
7.0
5.0
Terrain Playfulness (20%)
8.0
6.0
7.0
7.0
9.0
Specs Atomic Maverick 95 Ti Volkl M6 Mantra Nordica Enforcer 94 Blizzard Rustler 10 Faction Dictator 2.0
Waist Width 95 mm 96 mm 94 mm 104 mm 96 mm
Sidecut (Tip-Waist-Tail width) 129-94.5-113 135-96-119 mm 127-94-115.5 mm 133-104-122.5 mm 127-96-117 mm
Available Lengths 172, 180, 188 cm 163, 170, 177, 184, 191 cm 165, 172, 179, 186,191 cm 164, 172, 180, 188 cm 163, 171, 179, 187 cm
Length Tested 180 cm 177 cm 179 cm 180 cm 179 cm
Turn Radius 19.3 m 18 m 17.1 m 17.5 m 19 m
Camber Profile Tip-Tail Rocker Tip-Tail Rocker Rocker/Camber/Rocker Tip-Tail Rocker Tip Rocker/Freeride Flat Tail
Manufacturer Claimed Weight 7.9 lbs 9.0 lbs 8.9 lbs 8.9 lbs 8.2 lbs
Core Material Poplar woodcore/fiberglass/titanium Poplar/Beech/Double Titanal Wood/Double Titanium/ GR400 Carbon Glass Multi-layer Woodcore/Carbon /Fiberglass/Titanal Poplar Woodcore/Double Titanal

Our Analysis and Test Results

The impressive Atomic Maverick 95 Ti is for the athletic skier who wants a challenge. Touted as a "wildly versatile all-mountain ski" by Atomic, we found it to be exciting and rewarding. Despite the 19.3-meter turn radius, the Maverick 95 Ti skied more nimbly and precisely than similarly constructed skis. This is truly a strong competitor in the Terrain Playfulness category especially if you are an advanced to expert-level skier.

Performance Comparison


atomic maverick 95 ti all mountain skis review - the atomic maverick 95 ti will help you conquer the entire mountain.
The Atomic Maverick 95 Ti will help you conquer the entire mountain.
Credit: Nate Greenberg

Stability at Speed


The Maverick 95 Ti is constructed with poplar wood, lightweight fiberglass,

and titanium layers which provides for a traditional feeling ski at speed. Atomic includes HRZN tech (early rise) which we noticed may increase chatter at high rates of speed. We found a medium speed to be better suited for this ski which enables the tip to hook up without as much chatter. This helped us feel more confident when venturing off-trail.

Carving Ability


While still achieving a good score for carving, the Atomic Maverick 95 Ti is not as strong as other skis in this rating metric. For as quick as it feels edge to edge compared to similarly-waisted skis, we found more overall carving performance out of other contenders. This may relate to the Maverick 95 Ti's smaller feeling "sweet spot" but it is still quite rewarding when you get it right.

atomic maverick 95 ti all mountain skis review - solid carving performance can be accessed if you're able to stay in...
Solid carving performance can be accessed if you're able to stay in the ski's "sweet spot."
Credit: Nate Greenberg

Powder Performance


We tested the Maverick 95 Ti in spring conditions and were unable to get the experience we would like in true mid-winter powder conditions. This ski is narrower than some but also boasts "wild versatility" says Atomic. We will continue pushing the Maverick once the snow falls this year, and will update this review with a complete powder profile we're confident with.

atomic maverick 95 ti all mountain skis review - we're excited to try softer days than this one on the maverick 95 ti.
We're excited to try softer days than this one on the Maverick 95 Ti.
Credit: Nate Greenberg

Crud Performance


For the Crud metric, we primarily skied the Maverick 95 Ti in extra firm and semi-firm suncups. These are conditions that require a strong mix of precision and athleticism from both the ski and pilot. Atomic's HRZN tech allows the ski's blend of materials to extend all the way through the middle of the tip of the ski. The sides of the Maverick 95 Ti's tip have noticeable thinner cutouts in the material. We found this technology allows the tip to both deflect and grip well at the appropriate times.

atomic maverick 95 ti all mountain skis review - this ski powers through variable conditions.
This ski powers through variable conditions.
Credit: Nate Greenberg

Terrain Playfulness


Atomic's 20/70/10 blend of Rocker/Camber/Rocker in the Maverick 95 Ti really comes alive off-piste. We had a blast carving, smearing, and generally mixing it up across all terrain. The combination of HRZN tech and early rise in this ski helps it to grab just the right amount when on edge even in nasty spring conditions. That said, the Maverick 95 Ti still requires an athletic skier to negotiate changing terrain and conditions.

atomic maverick 95 ti all mountain skis review - play with all the terrain has to throw at you with this ski.
Play with all the terrain has to throw at you with this ski.
Credit: Nate Greenberg

Should you buy the Maverick 95 Ti?


The Atomic Maverick 95 Ti is among the most well-rounded skis in our All-Mountain Ski review. While it is more expensive than our pick for the Best Buy Award, it still achieves quite a robust overall score at a reasonable price. If you like dabbling in a bit of everything on any particular ski trip, this may be the right pick for you.

What Other All Mountain Skis Should You Consider?


The Maverick 95 Ti has cemented itself for us as a nimble and rewarding all-mountain ski. If you're a hard-charger looking for the ultimate in edge control, we'd recommend the Kastle FX96 Ti. If you're looking for a little better powder performance, check out the Blizzard Rustler 10.

atomic maverick 95 ti all mountain skis review - we're stoked to ski this ski in even the nastiest conditions.
We're stoked to ski this ski in even the nastiest conditions.
Credit: Nate Greenberg

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